While some men struggled to fit into their ill-fitting tuxedos and others looked dapper and well-put together, Rippon got noticed for his unique take on the white and black formalwear by adding a leather harness and bow tie.
The spotlight was shone on the figure skater ahead of this year's Winter Olympics in Pyeognchang, because of his outspoken view on sexuality and US Vice President Mike Pence.
Winter Olympics viewers were used to seeing breakout star Adam Rippon in the sparkly, bedazzled outfits he wore on the ice, but he showed a new side of himself at this year's Oscars. For the first time, he attended Academy Awards on Sunday night.
"I think fashion is all about self expression and I chose to wear what I wore on the red carpet because I felt cool AF".
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In a word, people were thirsty.
"Somewhere in heaven, Oscar Wilde, Harvey Milk, James Baldwin, and Michelangelo just shared a margarita", tweeted Chris Rovzar, of Bloomberg.
Another called Rippon's style multifunctional, saying the outfit was ideal for 'when you get a Scruff notification at a work function'.
Fields even tried to set up her son, Sam Greisman, with Rippon, taking to Twitter to get his attention.
Check out some of the best Twitter reactions to Rippon's ensemble below.